Snowmobile on the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Bike Trail

When the snow flies in the Silver Lake area, winter enthusiasts have plenty of activities to keep them busy during the cold months. Skaters and bicyclists abandon the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Bike Trail, in favor of snowmobiles and cross country skiers. Once there's 4+ inches of snow on the ground, the trail is good to go for those who love the feel of cold air on their face as they whiz through the countryside.

The William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Bike Trail is 22.5 miles long and was the former route of the Grand Rapids and Lakeshore RR Company. The trail opened in 1991 and is extremely popular with people of all ages. It features restrooms, benches, and picnic tables along the way, along with the beautiful, scenic countryside. The entire trail is accessible, and considered quite safe for snowmobiles due to its relatively flat landscape.

If you love cross country skiing and snowmobiling, give the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Bike Trail a try this winter. And for food and refreshment, be sure to take a break in the communities along the trail--Hart, Shelby, New Era, Rothbury, and Montague.

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
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Last Updated: 10-31-2023 02:41 PM ID: 251